“Maths is such a broad and interesting subject – the more people who can experience this and find some enjoyment from it, the better!”
I knew that I always wanted to be a teacher. Experiencing the classroom from ‘the other side’ has been pivotal on this programme – I never imagined how strange it would be! However, it has been the perfect way to solidify my career plans of becoming a teacher. From the teaching experience so far, I am already beginning to see the rewards and joys that teaching can bring, such as knowing that you’ve helped at least one student to understand a topic further and become more confident. Maths is such a broad and interesting subject – the more people who can experience this and find some enjoyment from it, the better!
The opportunity to learn more about the teaching profession firsthand and begin to develop skills in effective practice has been brilliant. The modules and further reading provided by the programme have allowed me to begin my journey of preparing for teaching at a much earlier stage, encouraging me to become a more reflective learner right from the start. This was challenging at first but gradually it is becoming easier and more natural to reflect both on what went well, in addition to what didn’t go so well, in the lesson activities. The online modules have all been relevant, and very well linked to the in-school experiences – allowing for the opportunity to see current research in practice!